Alabama's KB Sides, Auburn's Kaylee Horton and Boston College's Jenna Ergle continue to post good performances against SEC and ACC competition in the early 2021 season.
The fifth-ranked and undefeated Crimson Tide hosted the Easton Bama Bash during the weekend, twice beating Liberty and No. 8 LSU. In Alabama's 6-3 victory over Liberty, Sides went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base, then recorded a hit and a steal against the Tigers in a 5-2 win. The Tide's second win over Liberty, 8-1, saw Sides go 2 for 3 with a run scored and a double.
Auburn competed in the Osprey/Dolphin Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., posting a wins over No. 19 South Carolina and Jacksonville University before falling to the Gamecocks in the final game. In the 5-4 win over South Carolina, Horton was 2 for 4 with a run scored, and followed with a 1 for 3 performance in the win over Jacksonville, with a run scored and an RBI.
On Saturday, Ergle went 1 for 2 in Boston College's 7-6 loss to North Carolina State, with a run scored and an RBI. She had a run scored against the Wolfpack in a loss on Wednesday and recorded an RBI against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday.